wedding march


: a march of slow tempo and stately character that is composed or played to accompany the bridal procession

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Almost daily, the starting point for this chaotic yet choreographed wedding march is the registry’s parking lot, which fronts a busy six-lane road. Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2022 The crew made Chris a sash out of snack bags and cued up the wedding march. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2022 Your paper lists Wagner’s wedding march, but also Buddy Holly, Judas Priest, and Nickelback. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 20 Sep. 2021 The familiar strains of a baroque wedding march fill the hallways, stopping the health care software company’s 10,700 employees in their tracks. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Cue the wedding march, Alex Drummond and her fiancé Mauricio Scott have set the date and picked a wedding venue. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 4 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wedding march was in 1850

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“Wedding march.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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